Build World Sustainability | Spring 2014

Summary: Build site for ENST20910, spring 2014. Note: Shift to exams from papers.

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Course build

  1. Schedule and syllabus need to be simplified and confirmed. Build and monitor roster.
  2. Define Course Enrichment Component @ 5 points. How many are not around campus so can't go to events? Display the complicated current version and ask about how you might build sustainability into your lifestyle and career.
  3. Anthropocene in detail with emphasis on the questions. Must clarify Brundtland and concept of World Sustainability as goal #1.

Course Flow

Part I: Anthropocene + Brundtland = World Sustainability

Shift to Brundtland, taking these out:

  1. View these supplementary materials: Wiki presentation on Brundtland by Professor Hayes; Wiki on Intergenerational Concerns; Wiki on Triple Bottom Line.
  2. See as background Professor Hayes's overview of Brundtland and the origins of Sustainable Development, which lays out important concepts for the course. See also my background notes on Brundtland: part one and part two.

global crisis and disabling analysis

February 18: pivot

enabling analysis

March 18, transition to enabling analysis, add a section on how to do experiential learning project.

Extracted from schedule 1/19/2014

Prior schedule:

Mike's section now excised in favor of examination of Brundtland.

  1. Professor Edelstein will present the background of Limits to Growth and the origins of the ecological crisis.
  2. Professor Edelstein introduces the background to the ecological crisis and to the important Limits to Growth controversy in his Ecological Crisis presentation. Please note that the lecture on Limits to Growth is contained within this slide presentation.
  3. Powerpoint presentation on paradigms of sustainability prepared by Professor Michael Edelstein
  4. We will discuss the sustainability graphic organizer.

Economic globalization

  1. Professor Hayes presentation: Framing the Disabling Analysis.
  2. For group discussions: View and study the important case study close to home but of national importance: The Toxic Legacy web site by Jan Barry.
  3. Hayes presentation: Economic Globalization.
  4. Hayes presentation: Strategic Sustainablity
  5. Hayes, Economic Strategies for Sustainability
  6. See Professor Hayes's Statement of Concern.
  1. Read Paul Hawken, graduation address, University of Portland, May 19, 2009 and his speech at Bioneers about his book, Blessed Unrest.
  2. To complement this section, read Gus Speth's essay at Worldwatch Institute, section on "Three Paths Into the Future."
  3. Presentation by Prof. Edelstein, Local Roots of Sustainability.
  4. Examine the Equator Initiative: A Partnership for Resilient Communities web site. This site can help you to select a civil society organization for your presentation on the enabling analysis. See also the Goldman Prize for grass-roots environmentalism. Professor Edelstein will explain the "OE Prize," the Orange County equivalent of the Equator Initiative prize for sustainability.
  1. Read and study Wolfgang Sachs, Fairness in a Fragile World: A Memo on Sustainability. This article is foundational for ENST209 and must be read carefully. The article explains the breakdown of the sustainability paradigm as defined by Brundtland. Also see the presentation prepared by Prof. Hayes to de-code the article.
  2. Professor Hayes Statement of Concern
  3. Professor Edelstein's PowerPoint on the Unsustainability Paradigm, Version 5: Part I and Part II. Professor Edelstein explains the Disabling Dynamic.

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